DJ Khaled’s Grateful notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — it is the first album to spend more than one week at No. 1 in two months. In the week ending July 6, Grateful earned 70,000 equivalent album units (down 53 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Traditional album sales comprised 16,000 (down 68 percent) of that sum.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new July 22, 2017-dated chart (where DJ Khaled holds for a second week at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, July 11.
DJ Khaled’s Grateful finished its second week stronger than expected, as some industry forecasters had suggested the album would earn around 60,000 units for the week. The album continues to be supported largely by streams, as it tallied 42,000 SEA units — down 48 percent — equaling 63.4 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs. Grateful also earned 12,000 TEA units for the week (down 36 percent).
Grateful’s 70,000 unit tally is the lowest sum for a No. 1 album in five months. The last No. 1 title to dip below that sum was The Weeknd’s Starboy, which earned 56,000 units on the Feb. 11-dated chart — the album’s fifth (and final) nonconsecutive week at No. 1.
Grateful is the first album to log more than one week at No. 1 since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. ruled the list for three consecutive weeks (May 6, 13 and 20). Between DAMN. and Grateful, seven albums took turns at No. 1 for one week each.
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